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Which are good treatments for urinary incontinence?

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Dr. James Krick
Urology
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In brief: Stress incontinence

While many procedures and devices have come along for stress incontinence (i have tried them all as a urologist) the gold standard remains the mid-urethral sling.
Peri-urethral bulking agents may help some temporarily. Renessa and other gimmicks done in the office have failed miserably for most women. This is a years old device being re-introduced to a new generation of doctors.

In brief: Stress incontinence

While many procedures and devices have come along for stress incontinence (i have tried them all as a urologist) the gold standard remains the mid-urethral sling.
Peri-urethral bulking agents may help some temporarily. Renessa and other gimmicks done in the office have failed miserably for most women. This is a years old device being re-introduced to a new generation of doctors.
Dr. James Krick
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Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Depends on the type

You may have stress incontinence, which happens when you cough or sneeze.
You may be able to improve your symptoms by cutting back on caffeine and doing kegel exercises. You may have urge incontinence, that you feel the urge and then your bladder just empties. This is often improved with medication. You may have urethral hypermobility which is easily treated in the office with renessa.

In brief: Depends on the type

You may have stress incontinence, which happens when you cough or sneeze.
You may be able to improve your symptoms by cutting back on caffeine and doing kegel exercises. You may have urge incontinence, that you feel the urge and then your bladder just empties. This is often improved with medication. You may have urethral hypermobility which is easily treated in the office with renessa.
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
Dr. Lillian Schapiro
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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
Gynecology

In brief: Urinary Incontinence

There are a few types of incontinence: stress incontinence: leaking w/ activity/coughing/ sneezing or urge incontinence: a sudden urge to got to the bathroom. Different types of incontinence are treated differently.
Some can be treated with surgery and others medication.A good resource is www.voicesforpfd.org. You can also discuss further with a gynecologist/ urogynecologist/urologist

In brief: Urinary Incontinence

There are a few types of incontinence: stress incontinence: leaking w/ activity/coughing/ sneezing or urge incontinence: a sudden urge to got to the bathroom. Different types of incontinence are treated differently.
Some can be treated with surgery and others medication.A good resource is www.voicesforpfd.org. You can also discuss further with a gynecologist/ urogynecologist/urologist
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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